My exploration of mini doilies and coasters has come to an end with this square design:
I drew this design a few years ago, when I had first stumbled upon the Kaleidoscope Drawing Pad app. At that time I wasn't aware of the behavior and limitations of ring and chain placement, and simply drew something that I thought would be aesthetically pleasing. I saved this pattern for last because I knew it would be a challenge and would require some deviation from the original concept. Here is the drawing side by side with the tatting. I think it came out pretty close to what I had in mind:
As always, it took a number of attempts to get here:
The attempts are displayed from left to right (like the page of a book) with the final being the white coaster in the lower right corner. I really should have stopped at the pink version above it but I wanted to play with colors and try a slight alteration in stitch count. In the end, I will be using the stitch count from the pink version as it has a bit more wiggle room for differences in tension.
Next I will be making some small edits to a couple of previous coasters and then it will be time to write up everything on the computer.